Cycling a 5 gallon Betta tank
I have had mixed responses to this question and I was hoping to get some insight here.
I have a Betta fish living in a 1 gallon tank with a small filter and heater. I do almost daily water changes because the ammonia stays high (1-2ppm). I use the API Master Kit.
Today I decided to buy a larger, 5 gallon tank. It's one of those quick-start tanks with a filter. I want to move my Betta to the bigger tank and add his heater and the existing gravel and artificial plants (plus an extra bag of gravel and two new artificial plants that I just bought).
Should I cycle this tank? If so, should I do a fish-in cycle or a fishless cycle, considering my Betta is living in an uncycled tank already.
Also, I have a 10 gallon tank with glofish that is halfway through the nitrogen cycle (0 ammonia, 1-2ppm nitrite, 0 nitrate). Would it be beneficial to take some travel from that tank and add it to the 5 gallon to boost the process?
Thanks for any advice!